This Amazon Vitamix Blender Sale Is Better than Black Friday

published Feb 26, 2019
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If you’ve ever missed out on a Vitamix sale and later regretted it, today you can redeem yourself. Amazon’s Deal of the Day features two full-sized Vitamix models, including one for nearly half off. Deal of the Day quantities are often limited, and come midnight PST, the sale will be over. So, really, what are you waiting for?

We doubt you’ll ever see a Vitamix for $150 again. (For the record, this even beats their Black Friday sale prices — and that almost never happens with non-holiday sale deals on Amazon.)

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The best deal of the two is on this certified refurbished Explorian model, normally $289. Today only it’s $150 in the red color. If you need a refresher on Vitamix’s models, read up here, and more importantly, if you’re turned off by the words “certified refurbished,” we wrote a piece on that, too. The long and short of it is that many refurbished Vitamixes show no visible signs of wear or usage, and some are simply unused returns that don’t have the original packaging. And you still get Vitamix’s three-year manufacturer warranty.

The Explorian is one of Vitamix’s manual models that features a pulse button and a variable speed dial, giving you a wide range of options for making everything from frozen treats, to silky soups, to veggie-packed green smoothies. The low-profile 64-ounce pitcher fits under many cabinets, so keep this in mind if you’re hoping to keep it on your countertops.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender in Black, $300 (usually $450)

If you’d rather purchase a new Vitamix, the Vitamix 5200, which normally retails for $450, is on sale for $300. The 5200 has similar functionality to the Explorian, but comes with a taller pitcher. I own this blender and keep it on a butcher block in my kitchen, so the height has never been a problem. And the pitcher isn’t too tall that I can’t fit it on the bottom rack of my dishwasher. For the past five years, the 5200 has made quick work of everything I’ve ever put in it (most times something frozen or very fibrous) and I personally love the control that the variable speed dial gives me. Both of these Vitamix models come with a tamper to help along any particularly thick recipes, such as dips or frozen recipes.